Service Medals for Army Dog Lede!
Wed 16th November 2016
Yesterday Lede, a 6 year old Black American Labrador, made history as the first Army Dog to be taken on an exclusive tour of Rangers Training Ground, before getting his medals presented to him by Mark Warburton.
Lede is an Army dog trained to sniff out IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices) and served in Afghanistan for two and a half years, his very successful tour resulted in many finds, which undoubtedly saved many lives and serious injury. However, unfortunately Lede missed out on getting his medals.
William Graham who was Lede’s handler in Afghanistan left the army in 2014 and was offered the opportunity to buy Lede who was then ready to retire from front line duty. The pair are now inseparable and work together for the Glasgow Humane Society, patrolling the banks of the River Clyde.
William and Lede are both members of the Coming Home Centre, based in Govan, which supports veterans with issues that may be affecting them as a result of their time in the Armed Forces. The Centre and William worked hard to ensure that Lede finally received the medals which he truly deserved for all his work keeping soldiers safe.
Yesterday we were delighted to arrange a special presentation at Rangers Training Ground for Lede who was presented with his medals by Mark Warburton and taken on an exclusive tour of the facilities by the Manager.
William said ‘Lede had a great day at the Training Ground and was running about daft!’